Q: Do I need to win in a qualifying contest to be eligible to compete in the state final?
A: Yes. We will verify your name against the lists of winners provided to us from the qualifying contest sites before finalizing your registration.
Q: I have won in a qualifying contest, do I have to register for the state final?
A: Yes. Your registration lets us know how many and who will be coming. We need this information to prepare for the contest. We will also use your registration to verify your eligiblity.
Q: When do I have to register?
A: Registration usually opens as soon as the first qualifying contest is completed. It will remain open until the Monday before the state final.
Q: I missed the registration deadline, can I register on site?
A: Unfortunately, we are not able to accept on-site registration.
Q: Will I get a confirmation of my registration?
A: If your registration is complete (meaning that you finished the online registration AND sent in the photo release form), you will receive a confirmation email by the following Wednesday. This email will be sent to the email address provided on the registration form. If you do not receive this email, please contact Dr. A Chan (achan@uncfsu.edu) to verify your registration status.
Q: I made a mistake in the registration, what should I do?
A: Please send us an email (achan@uncfsu.edu) to have your information updated.
Q: What do I have to bring for the contest?
A: You need to bring a photo ID (school-issued ID is acceptable), HB or No.2 pencils, and erasers.
Q: Can I use a calculator during the contest?
A: No. Calculators are NOT allowed during the contest.
Q: Do I have to bring scratch paper?
A: No. You CANNOT use your own scratch paper. Scratch paper will be provided.
Q: Our school does not issue student IDs, what should I do?
A: You have several options. You can get an ID card from the DMV (for a fee); it usually takes several weeks for the ID to arrive in the mail. If you do not want to get an ID card from the DMV, or if it is too late to do so, you can have your teacher take a photo of you and email it to Dr. A. Chan (achan@uncfsu.edu) for verification. If your teacher is also coming to the contest, you can also have the teacher to confirm your identification (the teacher must have their own school ID). Parents and friends cannot confirm students' identification.
Q: We are driving to the contest, do we have to pay for parking?
A: In general, no. We will send out a temporary parking permit on the Tuesday before the contest date. Just print it out and place it on your dashboard. Make sure you park in the location specified on the permit.
Q: Do you provide lunch?
A: Lunch will be provided to students by the University. Students will dine in the Student Center. Teachers and parents can also dine in the Student Center for a fee.
Q: I would like to see how I am doing in the contest, can you send me this information?
A: We are not able to send contest results to students or parents. However, teachers can request to receive report cards for the students in their school. You can ask your teacher to send an email to Dr. A. Chan (achan@uncfsu.edu) to request this information.